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  • Thu., Jul. 13, 2017 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM MDT Women’s Workout Series: Yoga Times TBA. For more information click here.
  • Thu., Jul. 27, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM MDT 2017 Broncos training camp

    Twelve training camp practices over 17 days will be open to the public in July and August, beginning on July 27 and ending on Aug. 12.

    DENVER BRONCOS 2017 TRAINING CAMP PRACTICE SCHEDULE
    DATE
    DAY
    TIME
    July 27
    Thursday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 28
    Friday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 29
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 30
    Sunday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 31
    Monday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 2
    Wednesday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 3
    Thursday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 4
    Friday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 5
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 7
    Monday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 8
    Tuesday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 12
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Fri., Jul. 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM MDT 2017 Broncos training camp

    Twelve training camp practices over 17 days will be open to the public in July and August, beginning on July 27 and ending on Aug. 12.

    DENVER BRONCOS 2017 TRAINING CAMP PRACTICE SCHEDULE
    DATE
    DAY
    TIME
    July 27
    Thursday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 28
    Friday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 29
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 30
    Sunday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 31
    Monday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 2
    Wednesday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 3
    Thursday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 4
    Friday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 5
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 7
    Monday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 8
    Tuesday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 12
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Sat., Jul. 29, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM MDT 2017 Broncos training camp

    Twelve training camp practices over 17 days will be open to the public in July and August, beginning on July 27 and ending on Aug. 12.

    DENVER BRONCOS 2017 TRAINING CAMP PRACTICE SCHEDULE
    DATE
    DAY
    TIME
    July 27
    Thursday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 28
    Friday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 29
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 30
    Sunday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 31
    Monday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 2
    Wednesday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 3
    Thursday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 4
    Friday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 5
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 7
    Monday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 8
    Tuesday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 12
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Sun., Jul. 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM MDT 2017 Broncos training camp

    Twelve training camp practices over 17 days will be open to the public in July and August, beginning on July 27 and ending on Aug. 12.

    DENVER BRONCOS 2017 TRAINING CAMP PRACTICE SCHEDULE
    DATE
    DAY
    TIME
    July 27
    Thursday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 28
    Friday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 29
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 30
    Sunday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 31
    Monday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 2
    Wednesday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 3
    Thursday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 4
    Friday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 5
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 7
    Monday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 8
    Tuesday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 12
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Mon., Jul. 31, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM MDT 2017 Broncos training camp

    Twelve training camp practices over 17 days will be open to the public in July and August, beginning on July 27 and ending on Aug. 12.

    DENVER BRONCOS 2017 TRAINING CAMP PRACTICE SCHEDULE
    DATE
    DAY
    TIME
    July 27
    Thursday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 28
    Friday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 29
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 30
    Sunday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 31
    Monday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 2
    Wednesday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 3
    Thursday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 4
    Friday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 5
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 7
    Monday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 8
    Tuesday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 12
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Tue., Aug. 01, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM MDT 2017 Broncos training camp

    Twelve training camp practices over 17 days will be open to the public in July and August, beginning on July 27 and ending on Aug. 12.

    DENVER BRONCOS 2017 TRAINING CAMP PRACTICE SCHEDULE
    DATE
    DAY
    TIME
    July 27
    Thursday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 28
    Friday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 29
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 30
    Sunday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 31
    Monday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 2
    Wednesday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 3
    Thursday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 4
    Friday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 5
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 7
    Monday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 8
    Tuesday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 12
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Wed., Aug. 02, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM MDT 2017 Broncos training camp

    Twelve training camp practices over 17 days will be open to the public in July and August, beginning on July 27 and ending on Aug. 12.

    DENVER BRONCOS 2017 TRAINING CAMP PRACTICE SCHEDULE
    DATE
    DAY
    TIME
    July 27
    Thursday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 28
    Friday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 29
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 30
    Sunday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 31
    Monday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 2
    Wednesday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 3
    Thursday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 4
    Friday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 5
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 7
    Monday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 8
    Tuesday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 12
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Thu., Aug. 03, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM MDT 2017 Broncos training camp

    Twelve training camp practices over 17 days will be open to the public in July and August, beginning on July 27 and ending on Aug. 12.

    DENVER BRONCOS 2017 TRAINING CAMP PRACTICE SCHEDULE
    DATE
    DAY
    TIME
    July 27
    Thursday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 28
    Friday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 29
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 30
    Sunday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 31
    Monday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 2
    Wednesday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 3
    Thursday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 4
    Friday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 5
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 7
    Monday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 8
    Tuesday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 12
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Fri., Aug. 04, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM MDT 2017 Broncos training camp

    Twelve training camp practices over 17 days will be open to the public in July and August, beginning on July 27 and ending on Aug. 12.

    DENVER BRONCOS 2017 TRAINING CAMP PRACTICE SCHEDULE
    DATE
    DAY
    TIME
    July 27
    Thursday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 28
    Friday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 29
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 30
    Sunday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    July 31
    Monday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 2
    Wednesday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 3
    Thursday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 4
    Friday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 5
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 7
    Monday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 8
    Tuesday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Aug. 12
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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Walton Returns as OL Insurance Policy

Posted Nov 5, 2013

Independent analyst Andrew Mason evaluates Tuesday's transaction -- moving center J.D. Walton to the active roster.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The fact that it took 401 days for J.D. Walton to return to the 53-man roster is evidence of the severity of the fractured ankle he suffered last season, and the difficulty in healing that resulted in further surgery in June. That procedure came nine months after he succumbed against the Raiders on Sept. 30, 2012, and was the final detour that led the Broncos to Manny Ramirez as their starting center.

Four months before Walton's second surgery, Head Coach John Fox had said at the NFL Scouting Combine that Walton would be the first-team center when training camp began. But as a result of all the time missed, he returns as a backup to Ramirez.

Ramirez has improved over the course of the season and is under contract for next year, which makes him likely to remain the center for the foreseeable future. But Walton, whose contract expires after this year, gives the Broncos another experienced contributor in reserve, which comes in handy for a line that has been besieged with injuries this season.

Denver now has three centers on its 53-man roster: Ramirez, Walton and Steve Vallos. Both Vallos and Ramirez have played guard in the NFL, so they offer positional flexibility. Should another rash of injuries hit the offensive line, the Broncos could shuffle the group, use Ramirez and/or Vallos at guard and use Walton at center, the only position he's played on this level.

Being a reserve upon his return isn't what Walton or the Broncos once envisioned, but it's the reality that comes with a severe leg injury and Ramirez's proficiency in filling the void. Now Walton is an insurance policy, and given the Broncos' run of injuries this year, it would surprise no one if they need to use him at some point in the next three months.